Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Truest statement of the week II

Robert DeNiro just fired off an f-bomb at Donald Trump, but where were he and his grandstanding, liberal friends when Obama was dropping more drone bombs and “removing” more immigrants than any president preceding him? Where were they when the Clintons were pimping poverty and peddling influence through the State Department and the Clinton Foundation? DeNiro was stumping for Hillary Clinton to “prevent Tuesday [election day 2016] from turning into a tragedy .” Reading Follow the Money, Radio Voices for Peace and Justice, an anthology of 2009-2016 KPFA Flashpoints interviews, would probably discomfit him because it’s full of tragedy: oil wars, drone bombing, torture, mass incarceration, mass surveillance, police militarization, neoliberal trade agreements, poisoned water, botched executions, ecocide, and the “too-big-to-fail” bank heist that kicked off the Obama years.

-- Anne Garrison, "Follow The Money, from Obama to Trump" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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